I have always thought that Neo was wasting his time with all that jujitsu, kung fu, tae kwan do and karate. In my opinion, the first thing they ought to have installed in his head was Aikido.

True, the line

"Aikido? I'm going to learn...Aikido?"

...isn't as dramatic as what's actually in the movie, but let's be practical. Neo could really have spared himself a lot of pain if he'd just integrated all those other martial arts as atemi.

Besides, the samurai-like black hakama would have fit right in with the trenchcoats and the dark glasses...